Dear Life: Stories

by Alice Munro

With her peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but spacious and timeless stories, Alice Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped — the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way ofbeing.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.74 out of 5
  • Published October 13th 2012 by Douglas Gibson Books
  • Original Title: Dear Life
  • ISBN: 0771064861 (ISBN13: 9780771064869)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Literary Awards: O. Henry Award for 'Corrie' (2012)
  • Trillium Book Award (2013)

With her peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but spacious and timeless stories, Alice Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped — the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro’s clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories (set in the world Munro has made her own: the countryside and towns around Lake Huron) about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.